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  • Case name:
    Addison v. County of Los Angeles
    Date:
    11/03/2008
    Note:
    [Unpublished] The record fully supports the trial court's conclusions.
    Citation:
    B201007 c/w B203213
    WCC citation:
    WCC 34562008 CA
  • Case name:
    Antonio Giusto v. City of San Mateo Personnel Board
    Date:
    12/16/2008
    Note:
    The City of San Mateo Personnel Board made no error in law when it terminated a police sergeant who filed a workers' compensation claim for job-related stress, but was found by a psychologist to have a personality disorder because of his inability to accept constructive criticism.
    Citation:
    A120144
    WCC citation:
    WCC 34682008 CA
  • Case name:
    Arnulfo Aldridge v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    Date:
    12/18/2008
    Note:
    A lower court properly dismissed a self-represented worker's fourth attempt to state a proper cause of action against his former employer, which he charged had harassed and fired him after he filed a workers' compensation claim.
    Citation:
    B202578
    WCC citation:
    WCC 34692008 CA
  • Case name:
    Almaraz vs. Environmental Recovery Services (SCIF); Guzman vs. Milpitas Unified School Dist (Keenan)
    Date:
    02/03/2009
    Note:
    (1) the AMA Guides portion of the 2005 Schedule is rebuttable; (2) the AMA Guides portion of the 2005 Schedule is rebutted by showing that an impairment rating based on the AMA Guides would result in a permanent disability award that would be inequitable, disproportionate, and not a fair and accurate measure of the employees permanent disability; and (3) when an impairment rating based on the AMA Guides has been rebutted, the WCAB may make an impairment determination that considers medical opinions that are not based or are only partially based on the AMA Guides.
    Citation:
    ADJ1078163 (BAK 0145426); ADJ3341185 (SJO 0254688)
    WCC citation:
    WCC 34892009 CA
  • Case name:
    Anderson v. Denham Contracting
    Date:
    03/30/2009
    Note:
    [Unpublished] A subcontractor did not owe a project foreman a duty of care to prevent him from falling through a hole in the roof.
    Citation:
    A119834
    WCC citation:
    WCC 35092009 CA
  • Case name:
    American Safety Casualty Ins. Co. v. Mothershead
    Date:
    05/12/2009
    Note:
    [Unpublished] Two plaintiffs who did not accept pretrial settlement offers are not liable for a defendant's expert witness fees, because the offers were unclear and conditional.
    Citation:
    B206494
    WCC citation:
    WCC 35212009 CA
  • Case name:
    Aguilar v. Heiman
    Date:
    05/29/2009
    Note:
    Claim is barred by the one-year statute of limitations under Code of Civil Procedure former section 340, subdivision (3) and the equitable tolling doctrine does not apply where original claim is not timely filed.
    Citation:
    B206790
    WCC citation:
    WCC 35272009 CA
  • Case name:
    Advekian v. 20th Century Fox
    Date:
    06/22/2009
    Note:
    A sleepy worker's long hours did not create vicarious liability for his employer in a tort action under respondeat superior.
    Citation:
    B205933
    WCC citation:
    WCC 35362009 CA
  • Case name:
    Ali v. USA. Cab Ltd.
    Date:
    07/24/2009
    Note:
    The declarations of 36 putative class members sufficiently shows that they plaintiffs failed to meet their burden as to the predominance of common issues.
    Citation:
    D052127
    WCC citation:
    WCC 35472009 CA
  • Case name:
    Almaraz v. Environmental Recovery Services (II)
    Date:
    09/03/2009
    Note:
    [En Banc] The language of Labor Code section 4660(c) unambiguously means that a permanent disability rating established by the Schedule is rebuttable.
    Citation:
    ADJ1078163
    WCC citation:
    WCC 35632009 CA

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